HTC brings HTC Sense 2.5 to the Diamond2 and Touch Pro2!

HTC has just released a ROM upgrade for the Diamond2 and Touch Pro2 that includes the lastest Sense 2.5 UI found on the HTC HD2 and HD Mini. Head over to the support page to dowwnload the ROM and don’t forget to backup your files before flashing.

Diamond2 here and Touch Pro2 here

The WM6.5 update for the Sprint Touch Pro2 is also out now.

HTC Diamond2 and Touch Pro2 receive handwriting recognition update

HTC Support
HTC has just posted a Handwritting recognition update for the Diamond2 a Touch Pro2 smartphones:

This update for HTC Touch Diamond2 lets you write the way you want to. Now in addition to the full QWERTY keypad, simulating a full physical keyboard experience, HTC Touch Diamond2 now offers handwriting recognition to give you more flexibility to send messages to your loved ones.

Installation Instructions:

Note: AP version control -> The criterion will pass if the Touch Input for Pocket is equal to Version 2.1 (Build1919.1320), or lower.

I didn’t even know that this feature wasn’t even available on those 2 devices. What’s up with that?

Grab the Touch Pro2 patch here and the Diamond2 here

source: HTC

Official HTC Diamond2 Windows Mobile 6.5 update available

HTC Diamond2

The first Windows Mobile device to be announced as WM6.5 upgradable is now officially a Windows Phone. Thanks to HTCPediawho managed to get their hands on the official HTC Diamond2 ROMs. You can download the right now after backing up all your data so you don’t loose anything in case the flashing goes wrong. The files will probably available on HTC’s support site in the coming hours/days.

Official WM6.5 ROM Upgrade – HTC Touch Diamond2 (Topaz) – Engish Version

Official WM6.5 ROM Upgrade – HTC Touch Diamond2 (Topaz) -Russian Version

Official WM6.5 ROM Upgrade – HTC Touch Diamond2 (Topaz) – Norwegian Version

Official WM6.5 ROM Upgrade – HTC Touch Diamond2 (Topaz) – Danish Version

Official WM6.5 ROM Upgrade – HTC Touch Diamond2 (Topaz) – SVE Version

Official WM6.5 ROM Upgrade – HTC Touch Diamond2 (Topaz) – ELL Version

UPDATE: The ROMs are now avaialbe on HTC’s support site here

Source: HTC & HTCPedia

AT&T HTC Pure review

Adam over at Pocketnow has just finished his HTC Pure review. As you already know the Pure is AT&T’s version of the HTC Diamond2 which has been available in Europe/Asia since May/June, the only difference being that the Pure ships with Windows Mobile 6.5 on board. Here’s the conclusion:

The Pure is a great device for a number of reasons, but doesn’t really offer anything outstandingly new… other than Windows Mobile 6.5. It’s not smaller or thinner than the original Touch Diamond. It doesn’t bring anything innovative like the Verizon Imagio’s FLO TV network. It doesn’t have a fantastic keyboard or cool speakerphone/conference calling features like the Touch Pro2. The camera is a higher resolution 5MP, but the sensor is small and grainy with low image quality just like on all other cell phone cameras.

Overall, I’m not terribly impressed with the Pure. However, for $150, it is a pretty good price for a solid Windows Phone on AT&T.

Now if you are not stuck on AT&T I would suggest you to get yourself an HTC Hero (it’s got nearly similar specs but runs Android) or wait for the Motorola Droid on Verizon or the HTC HD2 in Q1 2010. I must admit that it’s hard to get excited about a Windows Mobile smartphone after seeing the HD2 especially when we know that it will probably be upgradable to Windows Mobile 7 (the HTC Pure will not so you will be stuck with WM6.5.x).

Source: Pocketnow

Amazon offering the HTC Pure for free!

HTC Pure free (Small)
Well it’s not actualy free, it will cost you a penny! I don’t know how long it will last but Amazon is currently selling the AT&T HTC Pure windows mobile 6.5 smartphone for a pretty penny with a service plan. Head over here to grab it.

Source: Amazon via WMexperts & GearDiary

Vodafone Germany updates HTC Diamond2 with Window Mobile 6.5 rom

Looks like we are starting to see Windows Mobile 6.5 updates a day early. This time it’s Vodafone Germany who has made available the WM6.5 rom update for the HTC Diamond2. As seen onthe screenshots it sport an update TouchFLO 3D UI (with the weather now integrated ion the clock) but not the 2.5/6 version of the HTC HD2 / Leo.

Source: via WMPoweruser

AT&T HTC Pure availabe now, Tilt2 in the following weeks

AT&T has finally announced the HTC Pure and Tilt2 (HTC Touch Pro2). The AT&T Pure is availalbe today a full day before the launch of WinMo 6.5, for $149.99 on contract after a $50 rebate; the Tilt2 comes “in the following weeks” for $299.99 after $50 rebate.

Source: MobilityDigest & Engadget

AT&T Pure pictured & handled

The AT&T Pure aka the HTC Diamond2 is seen here for the first time thanks to MobilityDigest. As seen the the picutres the Pure looks exactly like the HTC Diamond2 on T-Mobile in Europe known as the MDA Compact V. The device should be availalbe Octber 6 in timefor the launch of Windows Mobile 6.5.

Source: MobilityDigest via WMPoweruser